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Chinese History

This book will focus extensively on the history of China, the transformation of government and development of cultures in China, and the influences on other places by China. It requires a great deal of reading and researching, but feel free to contribute if you have knowledge on Chinese history and are fluent in English!

Brief Introduction edit

The History in Chronological Order edit

Chart showing divisions of Chinese History.

Prehistoric China edit

1.1 Paleolithic sites

1.2 Neolithic cultures

1.3 Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors

Ancient China edit

2.1 Xia Dynasty

2.2 Shang Dynasty

2.3 Zhou Dynasty

2.3.1 Western Zhou
2.3.2 Eastern Zhou Spring and Autumn Warring States

Imperial China edit

3.1 Qin Dynasty

3.2 Han Dynasty

3.2.1 Western Han
3.2.2 Xin
3.2.3 Eastern Han

3.3 Three Kingdoms

3.4 Jin Dynasty

3.4.1 Western Jin
3.4.2 Eastern Jin

3.5 Sixteen Kingdoms

3.6 Northern and Southern Dynasties

3.7 Sui Dynasty

3.8 Tang Dynasty

3.9 Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

3.10 Song Dynasty, Liao, Jin, and Western Xia

3.10.1 Northern Song
3.10.2 Southern Song
3.10.3 Liao
3.10.4 Western Liao
3.10.5 Western Xia
3.10.6 Jin

3.11 Yuan Dynasty

3.12 Ming Dynasty

3.13 Qing Dynasty

3.13.1 Late Qing Wars and Reforms

The Republic of China edit

4.1 Xinhai Revolution

4.2 Beiyang Government

4.2.1 Warlord Era
4.2.2 Northern Expedition

4.3 Nationalist Government

4.3.1 First Chinese Civil War
4.3.2 The Second Sino-Japanese War
4.3.3 Second Chinese Civil War

4.4 Taiwan

4.4.1 Authoritarianism Period
4.4.2 Democratic Transformation

Communist China edit

5.1 The Rise of The Chinese Communist Party

5.2 People's Republic of China

5.2.1 Mao Era
5.2.2 Deng Era
5.2.3 Jiang Era
5.2.4 Hu Era
5.2.5 Xi Era

The History from Different Perspectives edit

Culture edit

6.1 Philosophy

6.2 Religion

6.3 Music and Arts

6.4 Architecture

Science edit

7.1 Four Great Inventions

7.2 Scientific Revolutions

7.3 Mathematics

Literature edit

8.1 Historical Documents

8.2 Poetry, Ci, and Qu

8.3 Classical Works

Economy edit

9.1 Imperial Economy

9.2 Trade

9.3 Modern Economy

Government and Reforms edit

10.1 Centralized Monarchy

10.2 Authoritarian Regime

10.3 Reforms

Geography edit

11.1 Geography

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